This is my version of The Tiger Nut Company’s Coffee and Walnut Cookies (see website for original recipe*). They are a great way to use up the pulp left over from making Tiger Nut Milk or Horchata. I have also adapted my original post to include the use of their new Naked Organic Peeled Tiger Nuts, which produce a much finer pulp.
I don’t drink coffee but these looked so good, we decided to adapt them by substituting orange zest and a tiny squeeze of orange juice.
They are so easy to make.
To make Tiger Nut milk:
100g of pre-soaked Naked Organic Raw Tiger Nuts from The Tiger Nut Company* (almost a Cup) (these peeled tiger nuts give a finer pulp).
Soak overnight in 3x as much filtered water
Blend with 1 Pitted Medjool Date and Half a tsp Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Pink Hamalayan Salt
Strain through nut bag and save pulp
Keep milk in airtight bottle in fridge.
Ingredients for Cookies
(All ingredients are organic, vegan and gluten-free. All measurements are approximate and may need adjusting, but that means you get to keep tasting and testing!)
Leftover Tiger Nut Pulp
3 Pitted Medjool Dates
Handful of Walnuts + some for decoration
2 Tsps Ground Organic Linseeds/Flaxseeds
2 Tsps Raw Chocolate Company Cacao Powder*
2-3 Tbsps Raw Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
1 Generous Tsp Orange Zest
Tiny squeeze of Orange Juice, be careful, it doesn’t want to be wet.
Splash of Organic Maple Syrup
Process all ingredients until it starts coming together.
Press together and roll into a ball
Dust a very little Tiger Nut Flour or Cacao Powder onto surface and rolling pin to stop the dough sticking
Roll out and cut into shapes
Freeze for about 15 minutes
(Eat any leftover scraps that won’t form another cookie and lick your fingers – cook’s prerogative!)
Gently melt some coconut oil with a splash of maple syrup, a couple of teaspoons of raw cacao powder and a squeeze of orange juice
Gently melt some Raw Chocolate Company Pitch Dark or Orange raw chocolate in a bowl over some hot water (but not boiling). You might like to add a drop of coconut oil or cacao butter to make it go a little further and drizzle.
Decorate cookies and top with broken walnuts.
Freeze and Keep or Eat at leisure!
Ps At the request of Rachel @healthy&psyched, here is today’s video – don’t blame me, it was her suggestion! (I’m not quite sure this is what she meant 😂 Sorry, (not sorry).
Copyright: Chris McGowan